The Academy Awards are officially twisted.
On Sunday night, critically derided blockbuster Suicide Squad won an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling, besting Star Trek Beyond and Swedish drama A Man Called Ove.
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson accepted the Oscar for David Ayer’s film. It is the first Academy Award for all three winners.
“I’m an immigrant. I come from Italy. I work around the world and this is for all the immigrants,” Bertolazzi said as he accepted the award.
That Suicide Squad was among this year’s Oscar nominees, even in a below-the-line category, quickly became an online joke last month after the nominations were announced. But the film’s makeup and hairstyling did not make it to the Oscars’ stage without industry support: Last week, the Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild awarded Suicide Squad Best Period and/or Character Make-Up.
See social media reactions to the win below.